‘Cleggmania’ sees surge in Lib Dem donations: have you given yet?

The Times reports:

The Liberal Democrats have benefited from a double-digit percentage surge in party donations since Nick Clegg’s success in the first television debate almost a fortnight ago.

The Times has learnt that the bulk of the increase in political funds has come from individuals — especially through the internet — who typically give around £20 each. The Lib Dems have the highest proportion of individual donors of any of the three main parties. …

One senior Lib Dem told The Times that the party started with about £4 million to spend on running its general election campaign, but that the debates triggered a rise in new money being pledged.

It’s wonderful news that so many people have given what they can to help the Lib Deme election campaign, taking on the might of the Labservatives‘ vested interests of the trade unions and big business.

Why not make a donation to the Lib Dems today to show your support, and help change the course of british politics?

Here are some examples of what your gift could do to help the party get its message across:

    * £10 will pay for a Focus newsletter for 500 houses
    * £25 will buy 2,000 tabloid-style newspapers
    * £50 pays for a dozen super-size election garden posters
    * £100 will cover a Focus leaflet for a whole ward
    * £250 will pay for 10,000 addressed letters to be delivered by volunteers

Click here to make a donation to the Lib Dems TODAY.

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* Mark Pack noted yesterday that the Electoral Commission has promised to try and make its news releases clearer after the media widely mis-reported the figures fior the first week’s campaign. You can reda the story here.

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  • my local party told me that they had 8 new members since the debate. That’s good going…

  • Cllr Patrick Smith 26th Apr '10 - 10:10pm

    The Clegg effect is peculating into grass roots voters living rooms and when Liberal Democrat canvassers arrive at their door there are new donations,posters,new members and votes and compliments and when residents also recognise hard working local Focus Teams.

  • Ruth Bright 29th Apr '10 - 5:37pm

    I have just spoken to my brother who was rung up for a donation a few minutes ago. My brother is on a lowish income. He is a psychiatric nurse and his wife is a part-time care assistant . He lives in a small house and has a young child with another on the way. He gives the party £10 a month ie more than the basic membership and probably more than he can afford.

    When phoned he offered another £10 – the caller was sarcastic and asked if he was a student, when he said no he was told to ‘do me a favour and keep it in your wallet’. So much for us wanting small donations!

    My brother is giving up four days work to help the party next week (along with most of our family and close friends).
    Is this meant to motivate us?

  • Andrea Gill 1st May '10 - 12:16am

    I gave a total of £130 (2*£65) including my membership contribution this week. Wish I had more to give, wish I had enough to give the max I am allowed to (£500) due to not being on the electoral register yet, since I am a hard working immigrant without a right to vote or claim benefits, being Swiss.

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